Eyebrook Fishing report week ending 9th April

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 09/04/2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

We continue to experiencing problems with our phone lines, if you struggle to get through on the lodge landline number 01536 772930 please try the Fishery Mobile 07738 490667

Weather wise it’s been a changeable week but the fishing has been great with an overall Rod average of 7.73. Both boat and bank anglers have been catching well on predominantly nymphs fished high in the water. With the wind in the north west to start the week and south west to finish, the Leicester bank saw the majority of bank anglers. On warmer evenings, there has been an increasingly productive evening rise, giving anglers some great top of the sport! The Hawthorns to Sams dyke has fished particularly well as has the Cow Shed with fish feeding very close in the margins. The boats remain spread out with fish being caught all over the reservoir. Three trees to Robbos Cabin has been fishing well, as has Norris dyke and stoke dry. With the fish now being more spread out a few boats have chosen to drift the top shallows and have been rewarded with some excellent over wintered fish.

Monday saw John Dracup start his seasons fishing at Eyebrook. On arrival things looked daunting with the sun out and not a ripple on the water. John headed to one of his favourite spots in the middle of the damn wall and caught four good fish on his own black fritz lure. Mike Oliver fished from the bank and had a cracking day. Returning twenty plus fish including a lovely resident brown trout. He caught all his fish on buzzers, sizes 12 or 14 fished on a floating line.

The wind remained in the North west for Tuesday. Guy and Simon Nicholson fish in a boat aroundSams dyke where the temperature was a little warmer than other parts of the reservoir. The pair enjoyed great buzzer fishing and fished the ‘washing line’ technique, using a foam arsed blob or FAB as they are often referred too, to keep their buzzers high in the water.

Higham ferrers fly fishers enjoyed a mid-week outing, and some friending competition. Seven out of nine anglers caught their limit bags with Richard Webb and Kevin Hughes going on to return a further eight fish each.

Dave Scholefield took his grandson Calum for his first fishing trip. Calum netted 4 rainbows, with some help from granddad the best weighing 3lb 5oz.Draycote regular, Jude Tuffs had to come and see for herself how well the Eyebrook was fishing and enjoyed a good day on the bank netting 7 rainbows.

The weekend was extremely warm and bright, but this didn’t deter anglers or the fishing. Fish could still be seen taking emerging buzzers on the surface. Jamie Scott had his second visit in as many weeks to Eyebrook and made the most of the top of the water sport. Fishing a mix of CDC’s and Purple spiders had caught and returned 17 good fish.

The RAF Greylags enjoyed a day’s fishing on Eyebrook at the weekend. All 18 anglers caught fish with a few anglers losing count of how manyfish they had returned. Most of the boats fished the Woodside bank, drifting or anchoring around 70 yards from the bank. Most fished a floating line, others chose a midge tip and fished a team of dial bachs, red holographic or a redhead seemed to work best.

Fishery warden Jobe Burnham went to the ‘dark side’ and had his first trip on the rudder along with England international Lee Henfrey. The morning was a success despite a complete lack of wind, the tube pulling duo netted some super fish with browns to 3lb and had follows to the boat from fish of over 5 lbs.

Eyebrook will be holding the Scierra Pairs competition on Saturday 29th April. There are currently 6 pairs, and room for more. Please contact the fishing lodge on 07738490667 or Phil Dixon on 07584143482. Every angler gets a goody bag with a rrp of over £40!

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters

Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

Access

Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.

All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.

Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 232      Number Trout Taken:402     Number Trout Released: 1275

Total Catch: 1677        Weekly Rod Average:     7.2

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.15

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.00

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00

Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 20.00

Last 4 Hours from: 16.00 until 20.00 (Tickets on sale from 3.30)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.15pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 29th April – Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk (6 pairs already confirmed)

Saturday 29th April – Troutmasters Fish Off contact the lodge to confirm your attendance

Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

 

Eyebrook weekly report week ending 2nd April

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 02/04/2017

Tel: 01536 772930

 

Eyebrook has continued to fish very well from both the boat and bank.The wind changed direction from north east to a warmer south west on Tuesday allowing bank anglers to fish the Leicester bank. Conditions are looking good for the week ahead with warm westerly winds forecast and overcast for much of the week.

As is common for early seasonthe banks are fishing extremely well, with fish gorging on corixa and buzzers close to the margins. Season ticket holder Bill Stewart and Roger Carlton fished from the Belle to the Old Road catching fish all day in which ever spot they moved too. Bill commended on how close the fish were in the margin, meaning there certainly wasn’t any need to wade. Both anglers returned twenty plus fish. Mr P Hurren and Mr I Peaston made their first trip of the season and were delighted with their day’s sport. Boat fishing a team of buzzers, diawlbachs and other nymphs they netted thirty fish a piece, resulting in a hard-fought tie between the two anglers at the end of the day. Draycote warden Tom Bird had a change of scenery and spent his day off work at the Eyebrook constantly catching fish on a washing line set up, consisting of black buzzers and a foam arsed blob on the point. Ian Jobe got away from the crowds and fished the chestnut tree. Catching around thirty fish on dial bachs and buzzers.

James Vasey and Geoff Curry made the trip south once again and made the most of our three-day special permit (details on our website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk). They boat fished at Pollards jump on their first day catching around thirty fish between them including three lovely overwintered specimens. The best went to 5lb 7oz and was safely returned to fight another day. The wind was stronger on Thursday and Friday meaning the wood bank was a little rough so Geoff and James took shelter in Norris Dyke and caught very well on a team of very small black buzzers.

David Davis enjoyed a Sunday afloat the Eyebrook with his son Dan. Dan was top rod of the day catching thirteen fish beating his father’s poor effort of only managing ten! Well done Daniel!

Best bank areas this week have been The Hawthorn hedge, Badger Point, dam wall and the Island. Small buzzers fished either washing line or under a bung, have been the most successful methods. As for the boats it’s been a lot more spread out. The Point, Pollards, Sams Dyke and The cow Shed are all holding a lot of fish at the moment. Fishing close to the margins anchored has been working the best

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird.

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters

Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

Access

Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.

All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.

Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   192      Number Trout Taken:  422     Number Trout Released: 1987

Total Catch:   2409        Weekly Rod Average: 12.55

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 19.45

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 19.30

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00

Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 19.30

Last 4 Hours from: 15.30 until 19.30 (Tickets on sale from 3.00)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.00pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 29th April – Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk

Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Eyebrook weekly report week ending 26th March

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 26/03/17

Tel: 01536 772930

“What a way to start” opening day 2017 saw 89 anglers enjoy great sport at Eyebrook, catching a staggering1102 fish giving a rod average of 12.34!

Bob Margery was first in the queue waiting at the gate, after signing in he headed straight round to pollards jump where he was into fish all day on various fly patterns. Rob Hobson was fishing at Robbos cabin and took 4 quality rainbows for 12lb 8oz. Rob Inglis and Ian Reeves fished the willows for most of the day and both caught well into double figures on size 14 epoxy buzzers fished on a floating line. Steve Lawrence had his best start to a season for some years, fishing between Pollards and the Seat. Reports say he had a fish or a pull nearly every cast ! His best fish of the day was a superb brown trout of around 4lb 8oz which was safely returned. We ask all anglers to return all brown trout to maintain the wild stocks we have here at Eyebrook.

The boats fished equally well as the bank, John Eaton, Bill Presgrave, Arthur Sykes and Stuart Jackson anchored 50 yards out from robbos and caught frequently on their famous skinny buzzers.

The wind stayed the same north easterly over the weekend but temperatures rose, resulting in a tremendous buzzer hatch, anglers reported catching fish full of buzzers. Nick Board and Steve Orton thought they’d be optimistic and try the dries and consequently caught on a CDC shuttlecock and the ‘F’ fly. Jacob Gill aged 8 fished with his father Paul and caught four super rainbows. (See our Facebook page flyfishstore for pictures). Mal Green took the best rainbow of the opening few days, a great silvered over wintered fish with a pristine tail to match weighing in at 4lb 11oz. Eyebrook warden and England international, Lee Henfrey made the most of his morning off and went for a fish down stoke dry fishing a team of buzzers lee enjoyed good sport. Lee will be working at Eyebrook and Draycote and will be available for guiding.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird.

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters

Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

Access

Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.

All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.

Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   148   Number Trout Taken:  440   Number Trout Released: 1611

Total Catch:   2051              Weekly Rod Average: 13.8

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 18.30

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 18.45

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00

Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 18.45

Last 4 Hours from: 14.45 until 18.45(Tickets on sale from 2.45)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 7.00pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 29th April – Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk

Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John Horsey Anglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

All our fishery reports & any daily updates can be found on our facebook page,  Flyfishstore

 

 

 

23rd March Eyebrook Opening Day

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Eyebrook will open this coming Thursday 23rd March

Telephone number remains the same 01536 772930

We are experiencing some teething issues with the broadband until its resolved we can only accept cheques or cash as payment

David, Jobe & Simon are returning for the 2017 season with Lee Henfrey who also works at Draycote helping at the lodge.

5,500 trout stocked for opening day with 25,000 trout on order for the season averaging 2lb

Opening times

Main Gate 7.15am

Lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 6.00pm

Morning Boat 8.30am- 1.30pm  Afternoon Boats 1.30pm -6.00pm

Last 4 Hour Permit 2.00pm – 6.00pm (permits on sale from 1.45pm)

All anglers off site by 6.30pm Main Gate Locked 6.30pm

Please visit our prices page for 2017 fishing rates

 

Eyebrook opens Thursday 23rd March 2017

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Eyebrook opens 23rd March 2017 and is under the new management of Fishery Management(UK)Ltd.

Fishery Management(UK)Ltd has acquired the lease to manage the entire 700 acre Eyebrook estate which includes the 400 acre Eyebrook reservoir trout fishery.

The 2017 Fly Fishing season will open on the Thursday 23rd March with bank fishing available from 7.30am and boats from 8.30am.

With a preseason stocking of over 5,500 trout our visiting bank and boat anglers can expect an excellent start.

Regular weekly stockings are booked (weather permitting) with 24,500 rainbow trout booked to be stocked during this season, our four trout suppliers will be River Gwash, Westacre, Exe Valley and Rainbow Valley fish farms.